Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 19: Pyramid Snow Cap

Pyramid Snow CapIn honor of the snow that’s (lightly) falling here in Central Oregon today, I’ve picked Pyramid Snow Cap for today’s beer. This is a Northwest classic, first brewed in 1986, a Winter Warmer in the English tradition.

Expect a spicy, hoppy, fruity-ish 7% alcohol warming brew. And I can’t think of a better endorsement for Snow Cap than what Jay at Hedonist Beer Jive writes here:

Nowadays no one seems to give PYRAMID any respect whatsoever, which seems kinda wrong to me, especially after reacquainting myself with SNOW CAP recently. Damn, this could end up being in 2007’s top five winter ales for sure – sure, it’s got a fairly thin body and a very mild head o’ foam, but with its light spicing and hearty blend of malts, this is Christmas done right.

BeerAdvocate score: 82/100, 90% approval. RateBeer score: 3.39/5, 77th percentile.